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Differences in individual perceptions and level of consensus

In this section, we will give you further explanations on the perception and level of consensus.


OpenDecide offers the opportunity for each manager, and each team member, to display their individual perception versus the team perception.

It is important to understand that no team member or manager has a 100% accurate view of their collective. Perceptions are biased and naturally lead to perception gaps. These gaps generate tensions and misunderstandings within a team and limit collective effectiveness.

It is important to be aware of these, and to work towards aligning them.

⚠️ ATTENTION : Authorized facilitators have access to the manager's perception only.

The individual perception of a team member is never accessible, except to them via the team results email.


The gap between the perception of the team member/manager and the team must be greater than 1 for this to be significant. Below 1 point it means that the manager and the team are aligned.

Example of a non-significant difference at 0.4 (less than 1)

Example of a significant difference at 2.6 (greater than 1)

CONSENSUS LEVEL (Measure of standard deviation):

The standard deviation allows us to know whether or not there is a consensus within the team. The standard deviation is a measure of the dispersion of values, i.e. whether team members are more or less centered on the mean.

It is represented in the section "Current effectiveness" in the team analysis by a black line. If you position the mouse over it, the median and the standard deviation will be displayed.

To read the standard deviation:

More than 2: Opinions are very heterogeneous, there are many opposing opinions, team members do not share the same point of view. You can expect debates.

Less than 2: The opinions are homogeneous. The closer the standard deviation is to 0, the stronger the consensus is within the team. The team shares the same point of view on this parameter.

The median is the score where 50% of the team members responded below this score, and 50% of the team members responded above this score.

Updated on: 13/12/2023

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